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DIY: How to Install Double Ended (DE: Fold Top) Synthetic Dreadlocks

DIY: How to Install Double Ended (DE: Fold Top) Synthetic Dreadlocks:

Learn how to do a basic DE (double ender) dreadlock installation.

Items Needed:
Synthetic Dreadlocks
Elastic Matrix Thread or Rubber Bands
Tail Comb

1. If using, cut your elastic thread to an appropriate length.
2. Section the hair for the first dreadlock.
3. Split this section into two halves.
4. Position the dread in between the two sections at the centerfold. Clip one leg of the dread upwards.
5. Use the free leg of the dreadlock and the two strands of natural hair to complete a three strand braid.
6. Braid until you reach the ends of the natural hair.
7. Hold your thread in the center and wrap it around your dread three times.
8. Tie the thread to secure it.
9. Hold one leg of the thread parallel with the dread. Hold the other leg of thread out to the side.
10. Wrap the free thread around the dread and any loose hairs hair for several turns, past the natural ends.
11. Using one leg of the thread, complete three loop knots around the dread. Repeat with the other leg of thread.
12. Knot the two ends together three times and cut away the ends.
13. Repeat with remaining sections.

To remove-
1. Cut the elastic thread.
2. Gently loosen thread.
3. Unbraid.
4. Comb out and wash the natural hair.

The Amazing Items Used for this Tutorial

2 thoughts on “DIY: How to Install Double Ended (DE: Fold Top) Synthetic Dreadlocks”

  • Michelle Henderson
    December 25, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Hi! My husband bought me DE dreads for Christmas! I’m so excited to install them! This will be my first go with them, I was wondering what’s the best way to shampoo and maintain them?

    • Doc
      December 26, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Yay!!! Congrats! The easiest way to shampoo them is to use a dye applicator bottle, put your shampoo in that with a bit of water, shake it up and then squirt it at your roots as you shower. This will avoid having globs of shampoo at your roots and trying to massage it out. :) Just rinse it well after a few minutes and you are good to go!

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